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What is the underlying structure of the climate, conflict, and socio-economic system in Mali? A network analysis

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This factsheet gives answers on how climate exacerbates root causes of conflict in Mali, using network analysis. Results show that poverty is inextricably linked to conflict in Mali and importantly, is very strongly driven by the heavy dependancy on temperature sensitive agriculture.

This publication is part of a factsheet series reporting on the findings of the CGIAR FOCUS Climate Security Observatory work in Africa (Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe). The research is centered around 5 questions: 1. How does climate exacerbate root causes of conflict? 2. Where are hotspots of climate insecurities ? 3.What is the underlying structure of the climate, conflict, and socio-economic system? 4. Are climate and security policies coherent and integrated? 5. Are policy makers aware of the climate security nexus?

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Basel A, Onivola Minoarivelo H, Craparo A, Läderach P, Pacillo G; "What is the underlying structure of the climate, conflict, and socio-economic system in Mali? A network analysis", CGAIR FOCUS Climate Security, 2021